Elevating research: An important role for nurse leaders

Katreena Collette Merrill, Diane Andrews, Barbara B. Brewer, Diane Storer Brown

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As leaders, we recognize the importance of professional scholarship to provide the evidence needed to transform practice. One key initiative for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the elevation of nursing research and AONE competencies for nurse executives emphasize utilization, dissemination and participation in studies.1 However, given our current healthcare climate and competing priorities, nurse leaders must often focus efforts on fiscal responsibility and operational effectiveness, making time and resources to support nursing research challenging. Initiatives that do not directly impact patient care, such as research, may be given a lower priority. Given today's pressures, nurse leaders may question whether support for nursing research is feasible for their organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalNurse Leader
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management


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